Midnight opening event at the Leicester Square store tonight

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The flagship brand store in central London will be opening at midnight tonight (7pm EDT / 4pm PDT) for the launch of the Stranger Things set that the company has been teasing all over social media the last few days.

Our roving reporter Chris/CapnRex101 will be there both to report on the event and interview the set's designer Justin Ramsden, so keep an eye out on our social media for news as it happens.

What about you? Are you planning on attending? As I understand it, the first 400 people will be given a wristband which will enable them to get a copy of the set signed by Justin so it might pay to get there early. Some people started to queue before the store even opened this morning!

There's more information about the event on Facebook.

33 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

Looks like quite the crowd :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Never watched it so zero interest.

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By in Belgium,

This is some amazing stuff... Never expected LEGO would create something for a horror/scifi I was a bit afraid to watch at first but turned out to love in the end...

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By in United Kingdom,

If the signed sets 1/400 and 2/400 end up on eBay, then at least the culprits are now identified!

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By in United Kingdom,

I understand the appeal of getting it first, and I do love Stranger Things, though I wouldn't want to wait around for hours in this heat, thankfully it is a good day tbh.

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By in Poland,

They have made Stranger Things yet no Gravity falls or X Files.... EHHHH

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By in United Kingdom,

^Given that those 2 shows popularity peaked at least a few years ago it wouldn't make sense to release them now anyway even if they passed the suitability test

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By in United Kingdom,

£180 sure is a lot for an impulse purchase of something with no reviews yet!

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By in United Kingdom,

@dmcc0 given that logic can you explain the simpsons sets? Or the flintstones? Or scooby doo?!

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By in United States,

Hello, have fun but I have to ask: how do your writers manage to pay these trips? Do you have your own salary or does the company has some money for the trips like newspapers?

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By in Australia,

I would, but y'know, I live on the wrong continent. So maybe next time.

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By in Germany,

I think the set looks great, also the guy with blond hair is the one who served me in Hamleys the other day and he was fantastic, helped the boys choose all the Lego Movie figs they needed. Hope they have a pleasant day waiting for the event!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Well spotted!

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By in United States,

^^^^ Ditto. Also, I don't watch Stranger Things. And I don't drop that much money in a set I've never seen pictures of. Or have seen pictures of, for that matter.

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By in United States,

^^ Huw thanks for your transperancy, it is always good to know about how a business functions considering that I am in the search of jobs. You are more transparent than the Puerto Rico politicians and own up to your issues rather than use the press to divert from them.

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By in Italy,

Is it a LEGO Store or Apple store? XD

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By in United States,

@Lordmoral, I just wanted to say that having served w/many wonderful people from Puerto Rico I hope that better days will come for everyone there :) As for this exciting yet expensive set it would be great to get a signed copy. Also great, yet humbling, would be my wife's reaction upon my asking for money to fly to London to get the said signed copy. Yeah, not gunna happen. But if I keep up the pressure (whining, nagging, generally immature behavior) until our vacation in July maybe she'll let me buy the set... if I can just stop buying LEGO until then (really screwed that up yesterday, but it was Beyond the Brick's fault for doing B3 mini set reviews).

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By in United Kingdom,

Only 15 people in the queue. No made rush for this one!

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By in Canada,

Is this a Ghostbusters sort of thing where only one or two sets get released or is Stranger set to get other sets?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Diodrama for what it's worth I actually thought they were strange choices for Lego themes as well. Although The Simpsons popularity undoubtedly peaked years ago, they're still churning out new episodes and Scooby doo has also been rebooted over the years and I think is still quite popular with kids. So not really comparing like for like with X files and gravity falls, much as I actually liked both shows. Iconic locations and vehicles like the Mystery Machine/Kwik e Mart/Flintstones car also help as they're obvious subject matter for a Lego set. Nothing obvious from x files that I can think of that would make a great set; modular FBI headquarters?

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By in Latvia,

So excited for the set, even though I never watched the show and I don't know anything about it!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was thinking of going to this, but there are already 395 who've said they're going on the Facebook page, so it seems little point in going in the hope of getting a signed set, when it will be available afterwards anyway

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By in Canada,

Do you know if these will be available worldwide on the 15th can’t get an answer from Lego they’re being idiots would make a good secret service agents

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By in Poland,

@Josh103, yes it will be but only for VIPs. General release is scheduled for June 1st.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wish we got an official Lego store in the Netherlands but don't think that will ever happen.

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By in United Kingdom,

How many turned up for the midnight opening then? Was it busy in the end?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I'd love to know this as well!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, at least 6 or 7 must have, as their sets are already on eBay.

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By in United Kingdom,

It was pretty busy in the end. I was worried when I showed up at 9:30ish and was number 62 in the queue, but by 11 there were double that number, and I’d say there were at least 200 by midnight. I don’t know how many showed up after that.

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